Friday, February 6, 2009

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act

the first piece of legislation that Obama signed, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, makes it easier for workers to sue for pay discrimination.

The measure, which was hailed by women�s rights advocates and labor leaders, effectively trumps a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Lilly Ledbetter in her 10-year pay discrimination battle against Goodyear Tire & Rubber.

�Goodyear will never have to pay me what it cheated me out of. In fact, I will never see a cent from my case. But with the president�s signature today, I have an even richer reward,� Ledbetter, 70, said about the prospect of women now facing a changed playing field. �That�s what makes this fight worth fighting.�

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